My Neuros is mostly dead (needing frequent hard resets to go back into a usable state), and so I've been walking around without a music player for the last few weeks. This has made me a bit more social and in-touch with my local environment, and I've been feeling a bit less alienated in the nonpersonal sense. Although I'm looking forward to when the Neuros3 comes out (so I can replace my Neuros2), I'm also not exactly looking forward to losing that connectedness. Technology provides a way for me to live more in a mental space of my own choosing, but at the same time that makes my time between data points (times I'm plugged in) feel like a chore rather than something to be enjoyed on their own. I need to find a way to keep this techno-autism attitude from dominating my life. I already don't spend as much time in the park and walking around as I once did out of a dislike from being away from information sources.
Last night, I found two quite awesome things:
Tonight is a TMBG concert, and I will be driving, so any last-minute ride-needers, please let me know. Afterwards I will probably go to Eat'n'Park or IG, depending on timing.